Advanced and Applied Chemistry

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 15.3 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 1, 2025
187 place StudyQA ranking:5614 Duration:1 year

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The MSc programme in Advanced and Applied Chemistry focuses on chemical and biological systems at both molecular and nanoscale level, and it covers advanced courses and projects within the key disciplines of chemistry.

The design of new sustainable processes, materials and chemical products—such as pharmaceuticals with tailored properties—requires an understanding of the synthesis and physical/chemical properties of substances, as well as the relationship between structure and properties.

Study programme focus

The MSc programme provides you with broad knowledge of the design of advanced materials—at both theoretical and experimental level—through courses covering the chemistry, synthesis, physical chemistry and production of such materials. You will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with both Danish and international companies—either as part of the courses, as an individual project or while writing your thesis. 

The programme attracts many foreign students, so you will be part of a very international study environment.


The MSc in Advanced and Applied Chemistry offers a high degree of flexibility in the students' individual study plan. You can design your own study programme and career by choosing from the wide range of courses offered at DTU with emphasis on areas such as analytical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, materials or sustainable chemistry. Alternatively, you can choose to specialize in one of the five predefined study lines:

  • Catalysis and Nanotechnology
  • Molecular Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

The MSc is a two-year graduate programme with a workload of 120 ECTS credit points.

Five optional study lines 
The MSc Advanced and Applied Chemistry has five optional study lines.

  • Catalysis and Nanotechnology
  • Molecular Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer-Engineering
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Students with a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent), in natural science or technology, obtained at an internationally recognized university, are eligible for enrolment, if they comply with the following academic requirements.

General admission requirements

Only applicants holding either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. From September 2017 the bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.

Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and partial tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the deadlines specified, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.

The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL- or Pearson test).

Academic requirements for this programme

National students

Academic Requirements, MSc Eng 
The following Bachelor of Science in Engineering programmes from DTU entitle students to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Advanced and Applied Chemistry.

  • Chemistry and Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Human Life Science Engineering

The following Bachelor of Engineering programmes from DTU entitle students to admission to the MSc Eng programme in  Advanced and Applied Chemistry.

  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and International Business

However a successful MSc study, in all cases, contingent on having the right prerequisites from the bachelor programme including a solid background in chemistry corresponding to the following DTU courses - or similar courses: 

26124 Coordination Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 2) 5 point F4A (Tues 13-17)
26222 Physical Chemistry 2 5 point E4A (Tues 13-17)
26411 Organic Chemistry 2 5 point E4B (Fri 8-12)


BSc Engs, BScs (Natural Science) and B Engs from other instititution in Denmark may be admitted based on a concrete assesment by the head of study.

International students

Applicants for admission to the MSc Eng programme in Advanced and Applied Chemistry should hold a bachelor degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology, environmental engineering or related fields. Admission is based on a concrete assessment by the head of study.


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